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How to Teach Your Dog Object Names

Teaching your dog to differentiate between objects is a fun brain game that can be stretched out over days or weeks. He doesn’t need to learn it all …

Pets

iOS 11 can automatically delete apps you don’t use

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a bunch of apps installed on your iPhone, taking up precious storage space, that you never use anymore. When iOS 11 drops this fall, you’ll have the option to get those apps uninstalled automatically.<p>There are a whole bunch of awesome features in iOS 11 that …

Apps

iOS 11 allows you to delete rarely-used apps but retain their settings and data

If your device is tight on storage, deleting rarely-used apps is one way to free up space. But up until now it’s come at a price: you lose your settings and data for the app, meaning you have to start again if you re-download it in future.<p>A nice feature in iOS 11 means that’s no longer the case …<p>As …

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, …

Healthy Eating

Leaders: Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

5 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself to Become a Better Leader

Are you spending enough time and money on your leadership development? These five questions can help you decide.<p>To be effective in today's rapidly evolving business world, leadership development is a critical investment for us to make. As leaders, we need to stay on top of marketplace changes -- …

Team Building

How to Establish Values on a Small Team

When Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, was asked what he’d do differently if he could restart his company from scratch, he responded with this: “If I could go back and do Zappos all over again I would actually come up with our values from day one.”<p>Developing your corporate values early in your …

Management

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Think you’re too busy to journal? These apps let you do it on the go.

Dear digital diary...<p>Keeping a daily journal lets you practice writing, organize your thoughts, and preserve your habits and events for posterity. But who has the time and energy to sit down for a dedicated recording session every day? Instead, jot down your entries on the go—by keeping the tome on …

Apps

This 1 Productivity Hack Can Bring Out an Employee's Full Potential In Just 5 Minutes

Checklists might be boring... but they are effective as hell.<p>When was the last time you had a wow experience that you just wanted to tell all your friends and family about?<p>Just imagine this. You arrive at your hotel after a long drive or flight. You walk into the room, and the first thing you see …

Productivity

Mindfulness Isn't Just a Trend, It's Key to Being a Better Leader

The shift toward achieving mindfulness is putting leaders in a better place to run their companies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders tend to spread themselves thin. They want to have a hand in every aspect of their business. Yet, while some may see this tendency …

Mindfulness

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share about a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Dr. Jim …

Southwest Airlines

12 of the best online tools for PR pros | Articles | Writing & Editing

What tools can you not live without?<p>With so many services and platforms for researching PR opportunities, finding the right media contacts and …

Public Relations

Run More Effective Meetings With These 9 Questions

The average executive spends 23 hours of their week in meetings, and 71 percent say these meetings are unproductive and inefficient. Make better use of your time, and your team members’, by reframing your approach. Our eight questions below will help you.<p>Earlier in our series on good questions, we …

Leadership

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

14 Changes Dogs Go Through As They Age That All Pet Owners Should Know About

When I got my first dog, I was in denial that I would outlive him. For years, my German shepherd Lucas effortlessly jumped into my Jeep for hiking …

Pets

Recipe: Chilled Black Bean, Feta & Cucumber Salad

3<p>(15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed<p>1<p>(15-ounce) can whole-kernel corn (or about 1 1/2 cups fresh corn)<p>1/2<p>medium cucumber, finely diced<p>1 …

Feta

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Employment

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

Privacy

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

This is how you should experience Las Vegas as a culinary hot spot

A trip to Las Vegas is an opportunity to sample the city’s world-class restaurants. But with so many acclaimed eateries to choose from, how do you …

Las Vegas

Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Full-time jobs are not for everybody. Sure, to most of the workforce, they’re seen as amazing opportunities to take care of expenses and …

Creativity

Keep Team Communications Brief, but Make Sure They’re Clear

We sometimes try to be efficient by using as few words as possible to communicate a message. But a one- or two-line email can waste everyone’s time if colleagues have to decipher the meaning or write back to clarify next steps. Don’t assume that others understand your shorthand. Take the time to …

Communicate

The Okinawans Live Longer Than Most, Maybe It's Their Diet?

Okinawa is a region in the southernmost part of Japan where inhabitants have traditionally had the longest lifespans on earth. While there are …

Nutrition

How to Create a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets

A popular tool for project management, Gantt charts provide a chronological, easy-to-read breakdown of completed, current and upcoming tasks as well …

Analytics

Two Techniques for Helping Employees Change Ingrained Habits

I first met Eric (not his real name) in a new manager training I was facilitating. He had recently become a manager after several successful years as an individual contributor and was excited to learn more about his new role. Throughout the next two days Eric fully immersed himself, engaging with …

Framing

4 Ways the Best Leaders Turn Their Employees Into All-Stars

We've all got a story to tell. But as a leader, it's your job to use your tale to improve your organization.<p>I have never met of half of my employees in-person. But as the leader of a completely virtual team, it has always been important for me to maintain a company that feels like a family. I want …

Employment

Costco employees share the 15 things they wish shoppers would stop doing

<b>• Costco jobs can be rough sometimes — especially when employees find themselves dealing with difficult members and annoying habits.</b><p><b>• Some customers are egregiously rude, while others have habits that are just quietly aggravating.</b><p><b>• Blocking the front entrance, leaving out perishables around the</b> …

Employment

5 Game-Changing Podcasts To Listen To On Your Commute

Podcasts are an excellent and free way to help you to continue learning and set you up for long term success.<p>If you're like me and have a commute to the office, you treat your car, subway, plane, bus or train ride as a classroom. This travel time, whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, is an …

Self-improvement